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This book goes beyond using the basics of Final Cut Pro so that students understand the principles of professional video editing. Ex.___
Provides students with a broader range of related skills necessary for the filmmaking process than a book covering just one software program. Ex.___
Industry-leading teachers, writers, designers, and multimedia artists provide students with expert, professional instruction and advice. Ex.___
No wonder Apple';s Final Cut Pro is such a hit with desktop filmmakers:It combines powerful video-editing and special-effects software with anaffordable price tag. If you have the software, learn to use it like a pro. Film editors, production professionals, and students alike will findEditing Techniques with Final Cut Pro an invaluable resource, thanksto its practical and efficient cinematic strategies for working with FinalCut Pro and other tools.
Author Michael Wohl is a professional film editor and was one ofthe original designers of Final Cut Pro. In Editing Techniques withFinal Cut Pro, he takes a unique approach, blending hands-on productiontips with professional strategy and artistic techniques. Wohl talked to anall-star lineup of top film editors (see the list below) while writing thebook; each chapter ends with an interview with a seasoned industry insider.From guidelines on editing to suggestions for improving work flow,Editing Techniques with Final Cut Pro ventures beyond the basics andteaches you how to edit like a pro.
Editors interviewed in Editing Techniques with Final Cut Pro:Brian Berden (Blue Velvet, Natural Born Killers); Curtiss Clayton(Drugstore Cowboy, Made); Hervé Schneid (Delicatessen, TheCity of Lost Children); Steven Mirrione (Swingers, Traffic);Valdís Óskarsdóttir (The Celebration, FindingForrester); Chris Tellefsen (The People vs. Larry Flynt, Flirtingwith Disaster); John Wilson (The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & HerLover, Billy Elliot); Paul Hirsch (Star Wars, MissionImpossible); Walter Murch (American Graffiti, Apocalypse Now, TheEnglish Patient)
What is This Book About? Who Am I? Who Should Read This Book? What you Can Expect to Get Out of it?
Filmmaking Process and Where the Editor Fits In. Editor's Process. Storytelling. Choosing the Shot. Choosing the Take.
Parts of Speech. Rules of Grammar. Common Conventions. Style.
What Info. Using Markers. Speed Logging. Working with TC. How to Log Different Types of Footage.
Organizing Your Workspace. Organizing Shots. How to Start Cutting. Rough Cutting vs. Fine Cutting.
Workflow. 10 Things Done 1000 Times. Working with Clips. Shortcuts and Time Savers.
Trimming. Timing Techniques. Subsequences. Rendering.
Subframe Editing. Equal Power Crossfades. OMF Export (new in 2.0) and 3rd Party Apps. Filters and Effects. Rendering Issues.
Aesthetic Considerations. Design Plans. What Not to Do. Creating Organic Effects.
Keyframing Techniques. Alpha Channels. Text and Other Generators. PSD Files. Filters.
Technical considerations. Process of a web video. Streaming and the format wars. Web Distribution.
Interactive Cinema. DVD. Do What's Never Been Done.